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  1. David Barteaux

    M&K S 150 THX Ultra vs 750 THX select

    THX Ultra dictates to have dipole side surrounds and direct radiators for surrounfd back channels, but you could get by with the tripoles. Also, you can get some good used amps for the M&K's, Bryston 4B comes to mind. I am using a Rotel 1095 330W/ch 4ohm amp, and I know the 150's want more:D...
  2. David Barteaux

    M&K S 150 THX Ultra vs 750 THX select

    You must audition for yourself if they are right for your room. The 150's are THX speakers and have a very narrow vertical dispersion as per spec. You must aim the tweeters directly at the listening position, the same as a professional recording speaker. The bass response is better than the...
  3. David Barteaux

    M&K Back Channels?

    You will want M&K 150's in the surround back channels to keep the timbre matching correct. Also the 150's will be better for multichannel music than mismatched surrounds.
  4. David Barteaux

    M&K S 150 THX Ultra vs 750 THX select

    I upgraded from 850's. The 150's will simply blow them away. Yes they are worth the extra.
  5. David Barteaux

    Would ANY M&K's do well for music?

    Brian>AM what model SVS subs are you running? I'm looking for a new sub for my 150's.
  6. David Barteaux

    Would ANY M&K's do well for music?

    The 150's are very directional by design. They must be aimed directly at the listening position. Do not listen off axis vertically or they won't sound as good. Recording studios have large mixing panels in front of the listener, so they are designed that the sound does not bounce off this type...
  7. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    are you sending a full range signal to you mains or are you using the passive high pass filters?
  8. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    Craig, In your review of the Maestro, did you set it up with the theater input at all? This is the configuration I would use for movies and multichannel music with M&K THX speakers rolled off at 80hz. Do you think this is the best configuration to use or should I set in my processor front...
  9. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    Yes the Seismic will play louder but what your hearing is probably more harmonic distortion. What other sealed subs will play as loud and low as the Servo-15 in the same price category?
  10. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    Not sure of the advantage the signature servo would have over the reference servo-15 other than exotic cabinet finish. The specs look identical for both subs.
  11. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    That is very interesting to hear that the new Servo V2 is discontinued. Are you sure you don't mean the Servo V1? Also, all the dealers in my area don't carry the new Servo v2...interesting.
  12. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    My Paradigm dealer will only do exchanges after 10 days. Shipping back the SVS is not going to be economical in my location. I am moving from a BagEnd sub that is very clean and musical in the upper octaves, but does not play loud with distortion down low. I know both subs I am considering...
  13. David Barteaux

    Going for a Paradigm Servo-15 over PC-Ultra

    Would I be making a mistake going for a Paradigm Servo-15 V2 over a SVS PC-Ultra? I want the most low end extension with the most musical performance (who dosent:))I have only heard the Servo-15 V1. Some believe that sealed designs like the Servo are more musical than ported designs so its a...
  14. David Barteaux

    Anyone using M&K with SVS?

    I am curious how the SVS's blend with the M&K speakers that roll off pretty sharp at 80hz.
  15. David Barteaux

    Any Edmontonians have/hear SVS!

    I'm also considering SVS now that the doller is better.
  16. David Barteaux

    SVS 20-39PC+, M&K MX-150, or Paradigm Servo 15??

    Maybe I should have put up the M&K MX-350, only it costs alot more than the 150.
  17. David Barteaux

    SVS 20-39PC+, M&K MX-150, or Paradigm Servo 15??

    I just cannont decide which one would be better. I need opinions:D
  18. David Barteaux

    Rotel RMB 1095 Review & Pics

    Rotel & Klipsch make a very good combination.
  19. David Barteaux

    Pioneer 54TX or Anthem AVM30 as per/pro?

    Is the extra cost of the Anthem really going to give noticable sonic improvements to a Pioneer Elite used as a pre/pro? Forget all the features of each, which I could live with or without on each. Its sonic improvement decoding surround movie material I'm unsure of.
  20. David Barteaux

    Pioneer 1014 or 56TXI

    -Less "rats nest" of wires in the back using I-Link. -Advanced Auto setup/EQ means easier setup. -Peace of mind knowing you don't need to upgrade later. -allows you to connect to your computer to play mp3 audio files.
  21. David Barteaux

    Center Speaker-Can't Understand dialogue

    I would look at your room. Is it padded with furniture or does it have alot of flat reflecting surfaces? Delay and cancelation of the sound is also possible if your chair or sofa has a high back rest that is at or above your ear level. If this is the case, try moving away from your seat and see...
  22. David Barteaux

    Paradigm uses reviews on thier older studios 100 version, Why?

    Kevin, I'm in Halifax. Have you compared both center's?
  23. David Barteaux

    Paradigm uses reviews on thier older studios 100 version, Why?

    PaulT, Did you compare the Studio CC-470 and the CC-570 before you purchaced your 570? I can't find a dealer in my area that carries the 570 to listen to..which I is kind of strange. I think I read on Soundstage site that they are waiting for some Signatures to test. But I agree Paradigm...
  24. David Barteaux

    Why doesn't anyone ever mention Bag End

    I have this sub and >30 Hz it is very flat. This makes it a very good sub for mainly music. Below 30 Hz this sub will distort when driven loud at most HT movie levels. The only way to cure this is to turn the sub down, but then your not getting loud HT in your face SPL which is what you need...
  25. David Barteaux

    Downward or forward firing sub?

    I would suggest that room response is very important. I was curious as to which design would provide the best results on concrete if any.
  26. David Barteaux

    Downward or forward firing sub?

    I am curious which sub would be best for a small basement theater 14x19x7.5 on carpeted cement floor?
  27. David Barteaux

    SVS box VS cylinder subs..help

    Ok if I go with SVS, I will opt for a cylinder. I have been looking at SVS for some time now but I am still not sure. I can get a Paradigm Servo-15 for the same price as a 20-39PC+ here in Canada. This decision has been nagging me for some time now.:angry:
  28. David Barteaux

    A HT without a Sub? Comments.

    Only if your front and surround speakers are full range (i.e. flat frequency response = 20Hz - 20KHz) you may not need a sub. You could still use one for the LFE channel in this arrangement.
  29. David Barteaux

    SVS box VS cylinder subs..help

    Do the box or cylinder designs influence room acoustics differently? Has there been any measurements of frequency curve of each type in similar situations?
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